Post-Roe increase in the vas deferens; Expected offerings of the nest; Seahawks takeaways; The testimony of the Troyer trial continued; Retail thefts in King County.
Planned Parenthood Northwest reports more men having vasectomy since Supreme Court overturned Roe
It’s been almost six months since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade ends federal abortion rights. Since then, many men have decided it’s time to act on increased vasectomy procedures.
“Half the country has lost their rights,” said Evan, who had a vasectomy in July.
Evan knew his future was childless and he considered having a vasectomy, but Roe’s demise hastened the decision.
Evan said: “Just thinking about all my friends this is going to affect me makes me want to do something.
He’s not alone, Planned Parenthood Northwest says the number of men having a vasectomy has increased by 34% since Roe was ousted. Read more
Holiday Hope Fundraiser helps children who have lost parents to gun violence
Resilient In Sustaining Empowerment (RISE) and The Postman Seattle are coming together this holiday season to help bring joy to the children of Washington state gun violence victims.
“We are like an organization led by survivors that really care and support the underserved community,” said Lynniah Grayson, founder of RISE.
Holiday Hope Drive is supporting 30 families across Washington this year, including 70 children who have lost a parent to gun violence, according to RISE.
RISE says the $40 donation covers the cost of one gift per child. Interested people can also donate unused and unpackaged toys, clothing or gift cards by dropping them off at The Postman, located at 1143 Martin Luther King Jr Way, through December 16. . Read more
Seahawks takeaways: What we learn in 27-23 win over Rams
It was tough going up against the Los Angeles Rams without Matthew Stafford, but the Seahawks got away with a win at SoFi Stadium on Sunday.
Although Geno Smith was sacked four times and faced constant pressure from the Rams defence, he made a late touchdown for DK Metcalf to secure a vital division win and improve the team’s performance. The Seahawks’ record rose to 7-5 during the season.
Here are three takeaways from another tough loss to the Seahawks. Read more
Testimony in Pierce County Sheriff’s Criminal Trial Continues Monday
Witness testimony is expected to continue Monday during Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer’s criminal trial.
Troyer faces two misdemeanors after he allegedly claimed on an officer’s 911 line that a Black newspaper carrier had threatened to kill him in January 2021.
On January 27, 2021, Troyer called 911 on a line used by law enforcement to collect information and requests and said he had “caught” newspaper messenger Sedrick Altheimer in his driveway and “he just threatened to kill me,” according to document probable cause.
He withdrew those statements when the police arrived.
Troyer faces one charge of false reporting and one charge of making false or misleading statements to a public official. Troyer pleads not guilty before the charges in October 2021. Read more
King County retail theft arrests spike 100% as businesses hold accountable
The King County Prosecutor’s Office said it is seeing a significant increase in prosecuted retail thefts. Local businesses say they are experiencing more break-ins than ever before.
“We’ve been in business for 17 years and we have two locations and as of last year we haven’t had a break-in,” said Cody Spencer, owner of Pink Gorilla Games.
Not only are break-ins on the rise, but so does the nature of crime.
“It’s really like a pressure cooker when you get these offenses over and over on you and you don’t have any help,” says Spencer. Read more
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